Harris takes five as Pakistan are bowled out

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KARACHI, Oct 3 (Reuters) South African spinner Paul Harris took five wickets as Pakistan were bowled out for 291 runs, conceding a 159-run lead at tea on the third day of the first test today.

Playing in only his fifth test, his fourth against Pakistan, took 5 for 73, Harris took his first five-wicket haul to dismiss the home side after they resumed on 219 for six after lunch.

Pakistan conceded a big lead in reply to South Africa's first innings score of 450.

The left arm spinner took three wickets after lunch, two of them stumpings by Mark Boucher to give him the highest number of dismissals for a test wicketkeeper.

Boucher equalled Australian Ian Healy's mark of 395 when he stumped skipper Shoaib Malik (73) and then set the record by stumping Umar Gul (12) seven overs later.

Harris started the Pakistan collapse by breaking an obdurate 84-runs seventh-wicket stand between Malik and his deputy, Salman Butt, who made a painstaking 24 from 76 balls.

Left-handed Butt was trapped leg before by an armer playing across the line at the total of 233.

Five runs later, Malik had a rush of blood, playing a wild slog and beaten by the turn. He was dismissed with his team 12 runs short of saving the follow-on.

Malik, who batted for 227 minutes and 170 balls in his patient innings, hit six fours and one six off Harris.

Tailenders Gul and Danish Kaneria teamed up to save the follow-on by taking the total to 259.

After Gul was dismissed, Kaneria and Mohammad Asif put on 32 runs for the last wicket.


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